glucuronic acid

noun glu·cu·ron·ic acid \ ˌglü-kyə-ˈrä-nik- \

Definition of glucuronic acid

: a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of mucopolysaccharides (such as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide

Origin and Etymology of glucuronic acid

gluc- + -uronic


Medical Dictionary

glucuronic acid

noun gluc·uron·ic acid \ ˌglü-kyə-ˌrän-ik- \

medical Definition of glucuronic acid

: a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of glycosaminoglycans (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide

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